Brad Clarke (BA ’00, MEd ’18) has been appointed Brock University’s Associate Vice-President, Students, responsible for all aspects of Brock’s top-ranked student services and student experience, as the University prepares for a full return to campus life in September.
Clarke, who has served as Director of Student Life and Community Experience/Success at Brock for more than 12 years, will assume the role as of Monday, June 6.
“I am thrilled and honoured to be able to continue working on behalf of Brock’s diverse, dynamic student community in this new role,” says Clarke. “Brock is well known for its exceptional student experience, and I’m looking forward to helping build on that tradition with the great student services team we have on campus.”
Maclean’s ranks Brock best in the country for mental health supports and first in Ontario and third in Canada for student satisfaction. It also ranks Brock’s student life staff third in the country.
Clarke, a Brock graduate and past president of the Brock University Students’ Union and the Brock University Alumni Association, has extensive experience leading teams responsible for supporting and advancing student life on and off campus.
The Associate Vice-President, Students portfolio includes the units responsible for student health and wellness, student engagement and success, student conduct, and athletics and recreation.
“Brad brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role, which is critical to the success of our students,” says Provost and Interim President Lynn Wells. “I’m very much looking forward to working with him in this new capacity as we explore innovative ways to make a great student experience even better.”
Wells also thanked outgoing Vice-Provost and AVP, Students Anna Lathrop as her term concludes at the end of June.
“Anna has been a tireless advocate for students throughout her time in senior administrative leadership,” says Wells. “From enhancing Brock’s culture of teaching and learning to supporting the growth of mental health services on campus, Anna and her team have worked incredibly hard to ensure Brock students have all the tools they need for success. I want to thank her for her decade of leadership service to the University as she returns to her faculty duties in the Department of Kinesiology.”